There is no instance of a nation benefitting from prolonged warfare.
– Sun Tzu, The Art of War
It’s hardly a pacifist book, but in true confirmation-bias style these are the kind of quotes that have been jumping out at me.
This ability and tendency (of everyone, not just me) to use or misuse quotes when writing journal articles makes me think of arts degrees as “opposed to” science degrees, and how doing psychology through the former might have inclined me in one direction or another – both when picking topics, and when developing my (writing) style.
I’ve spent the day trying to learn some very rudimentary coding though (art? science?) and am not up to any further elaborations right now.
So consider this a watch-this-space for later.